Dark Conspiracy the RPG.info (DCtRPG) is a website dedicated to the Dark Conspiracy RPG (as published by Games Designers Workshop, Dynasty Presentations Inc, and more latterly 3Hombres Games).
An action driven horror game, Dark Conspiracy reflects the world’s fears of government control, corporate power and the unknown, that emerged early in the 1990s. This zeitgeist in society and gaming would see the rise of TV series such as the X-Files and emergence of the Delta Green RPG. Dark Conspiracy pre-dates both of these icons, and in some ways is darker and deadlier than they could have ever been.
As well as being host to an unofficial DC forum, this site aims to reflect on the setting, system and products associated to this imaginative game.
What is Dark Conspiracy? (Click to Expand)
Dark Conspiracy is a roleplaying game that places the players in a dystopian future, where the worst horrors, both man-made and otherworldl,y haunt the edges of humanity. From the back of the 1st edition core rulebook -
Shapes that rip and tear. Shadows that live in corners. Windows in space and time that lead to realms of madness and decay. A dark lurking horror that feeds off the echoing anguish of a billion tortured souls. This is the center of a twisted, sinister conspiracy which threatens the very existence of all humankind.
Set in the near future, the world of Dark Conspiracy is dramatically altered from today and is fraught with peril and challenges. The Metroplexes, where most of the world’s population lives, are a blend of lawless gang turf and corporate fortresses ruled by men and women powerful enough to be above the law. The countryside is sparsely inhabited, its natives suspicious and violent. And increasing areas of countryside are turning into Demonground, from which few humans return.
When an ancient, brooding evil is released from its dimensional prison, humankind’s worst nightmares come to life. What is the link between this sinister horror and the mysterious holes in the ozone layer, the rise of empathically aware humans, and the alien visitors from another star system?
For the few men and women perceptive enough to recongize the danger and resourceful enough to fight it, the battle to recapture human-kind’s birthright will be long and costly.
Can you push back the dark?
Who are DCtRPG? (Click to Expand)
This site is run and mantained by Marcus Bone, a long time Dark Conspiracy fan (a Founding Editor of DEMONGROUND fanzine), who both wrote a second edition supplement – Of Gates & Gods – and lead an attempt to republish the game in the mid-2000s (which ultimately failed, but the spitit of which is reflected in the latest Dark Conpiracy Rules! edition). Marcus is dedicated to support Dark Conspiracy, and will continue to provide this site as long as interest in this fantastic setting remains of interest to fans and players world wide.
Contributing to DCtRPG? (Click to Expand)
DCtRPG loves to hear from Dark Conspiracy fans both old and new, and is always looking for others to contribute to the site. In particular we are hoping to expand our range of reviews, interviews and news, but are happy to discuss any Dark Conspiracy content (although for larger or more specific articles, we recommend you look at submitting material the Protodimensions Magazine, a fanzine devoted to the wonderfully creative world of conspiracy horror role playing).
To contact us any questions, please register via the Forum and send a Private Message to Marcus Bone.